Wednesday, September 01, 2010

"Poem for the World War"

Today is Wednesday, 1 September 2010.

“Poem for the World War”

“You listen to me;
I listen to you.
That is the way friendships work. Yes?”
You wrote me today.

You rejoice:
I rejoice.
Stubbed your toe, broke your heart:
Hurts my toe, aches my heart.

I gave you an acorn for your birthday;
You gave me a daisy.

In a desert,
A crust
Between us,
We’d die smiling into one another’s
Each insisting gently:
Please eat
And be saved.

Why not nations?


Anonymous wondering said...

Who is the author?

9:15 AM  
Blogger HH said...

All modesty aside, that would be moi.

11:02 AM  
Anonymous touched said...

Beautiful. Makes me smile, and aches my heart.

5:24 PM  

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